MG MGF MOT Results

Registered in 1997
57.9% pass rate
from 1,240 tests in 2020
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the MG MGF is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 7.9% fail on Suspension arms (92% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Suspension arm (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.89% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (35% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Sub-frame (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.73% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.081% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.081% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.73% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.081% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.56% fail on Shock absorbers (60% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (13 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Operation (34 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Suspension unit
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (73% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (56% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Electrical equipment (91% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Battery(ies) (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Horn
      • 0.081% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.73% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.081% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (41% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.97% fail on Position lamps (58% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Position lamp (56% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (78% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.081% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.081% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (73% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 14% fail on Exhaust emissions (84% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 14% fail on Spark ignition (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 12% fail on Catalyst emissions (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.16% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.081% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.081% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.081% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.081% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.081% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.40% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.081% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (42% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (96% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 7.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (51% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (54% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.081% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.16% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.16% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.081% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.24% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.16% fail on Linkage (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Lever
    • 2.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.40% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (68% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Anti-lock braking system (74% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.081% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.16% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.081% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.081% fail on Servos
    • 0.081% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.081% fail on Lever
  • 8.3% fail on Visibility
    • 4.4% fail on Washers
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.32% fail on View to rear
      • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.081% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.081% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.3% fail on Steering (57% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Steering linkage components (73% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.081% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.9% fail on Electronic power steering (60 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Power steering
      • 0.89% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Steering gear (69% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Steering rack (66% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Steering column
    • 0.16% fail on Steering play
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.081% fail on Steering wheel
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (65% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Prescribed areas (78% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
  • 3.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (71% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (67% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Integral vehicle structure (57% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (56% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Chassis
      • 0.65% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.32% fail on Body
      • 0.24% fail on Panel
      • 0.081% fail on Other body component
    • 0.24% fail on Doors
      • 0.24% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition
    • 0.16% fail on Transmission (95% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (95% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Joints (95% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Cabs
      • 0.081% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.65% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment

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